One of the common questions that we receive from our clients is: how would my spouse’s insolvency affect me if I were to file for divorce?
High Court Rules That Refusing Public Housing to Married Same-sex Couple Is ‘Unlawful and Unconstitutional’
Another landmark case shows that on the issue of LGBT rights, where the legislature fears to tread, the Courts are fully prepared to uphold the core human right of freedom from discrimination.
Whilst each person’s circumstance is different, a person diagnosed with a life-threatening condition or terminal illness may want to address several necessary estate planning issues.
Separation and divorce generally require specific arrangements related to the home that a couple shares: rented or owned, in one or in both names, you may still have rights to live there.
In divorce proceedings everything owned or controlled by the parties is to be considered as part of the matrimonial pool. However, there is a difference regarding the assets which have been inherited.
Kengo and Alfred Ip discuss Estate Planning, same-sex marriage and LGBT rights on Commercial Radio 903 National Education. 商業電台903國民教育，健吾與葉煥信律師討論遺產規劃及同性平權。
Will Ripley and Alfred Ip on implications of estate planning and Wills: from funerals to distribution of memorabilia, but especially provisions related to children.
Alfred Ip talks to Will Ripley about the importance of having a Will and the implications of the probate process in Hong Kong
Death is often a taboo in Hong Kong and people do not like to think about it. Hence, we have seen a lot of issues arising as a consequence of the lack or delay of a proper estate planning.
There are more than a quarter of a million children who get adopted each year worldwide, with most of adoptions happening in the USA and China. The phenomenon of adoption is becoming rather common in most developed economies, and Hong Kong is no exception.